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Wednesday. June 15. 1898.
DEMOCRATIC MTATK TICKS!.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
ForloDCnssman at large JOHN C BLACK
For Congressman at large.. AN DRE J HUSTKR
For Lieutenant Gov.rnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State K H LINKIOHSE.N
For Auditor DAVID UORE
For Treasurer RVFUS N RAMSEY
For Attomey General M T MALONBY
If Gest bag cause for a suit against Ibe
city let him prove it. The city cannot
afford to make a practice of pacing trib
ute to every man who sues it upon the
basis of a case of his own setting up, cor
would it be just to do so.
St. Joseph Herald: Between hurri
canes, cyclones, Jerry Simpson, Irrides
cent Ingalls, women mayors, county teat
wars. Mrs. Leese, Colonel George An
thony and republican cussedness general
ly, Kansas is the toughest spot on the
earth. The old heathens would have lo
cated sheol there had it existed then with
all the deviltry that gives it its present
The Argus does not believe in a com
promise with everyone who suis the city,
and it does not believe in making an ex
ceptions in Gesi's esse either way. Gest
is the only one of all whose property bss
been affected by Rock Island's system of
public improvements who has seen fit to
seek to recover money from our tax pay
ers inconsequence. Let the guar.' i ins
of the city, the mayor and council, stand
by the tax-payers and compromise no
claim that is not fairlv established.
Vlving I'p the State.
William Lor user was one of the Illi
nois delegates to the Minneapolis conven
tion. He is an avowed Blaine man acd
insisted that unless the man from MaiLe
was nominated the Prairie state will go
overwhelmingly democratic. Indeed Mr.
Lorimer admits that his party has little
hope of carrying Illinois. In a recent in
terview he said:
"I am a friend of Harrison. I'm not
sore on him. He is my second choice,
but I'm here to tell all these leaders, the
boomers on both sides, that if they don't
give us Blaine the party will lose the
24 eiectoral votes of Illinois. Blaine
is the only man who can carry that
state. The school question and the nom
ination of Altgeld by the democrats has
settled one thing, and that is, that our
ttate is going to the democrats on tbe
state ticket and it will go to the dem
crats on the national ticket also unless
Blaine is nominated. The time has come
to talk plainly. We wi!l lose 75 per
cent of the first voters with any other
man. It's a question of 24 electoral
voles. Can the republicans of Illinois
elect a president? I say no. We need
Blaine to carry tbe young men and
Lutheran vote for the national ticket."
Mr. Blaine has retired from public life
and will no longer be a potent factor in
American politics. Incomparably the
most brilliant man of bis time, and until
recently the idol of his party, his word
was law, but now only a mere handful of
friends are left to show him reverence.
He who made presidents was refused the
honor when he sought it as the flttiag
close of a long, eventful and not unsuc
His downfall is a subject for sad re
flections upon tbe uncertainties and mu
tations of politics. Yesterday Mr, Blaine's
name was in every mouth, but interest
soon became diverted from his own dqil'
netic personality to the plots and p ans
of seifish and designing men, who traded
on his came for their own ends rather
than in friendship for the now dethroned
Mr Blaine ought to have been the
master of the situation at Minneapolis.
He is the natural leader of tbe repub
lican party, its brains, its force and its
ideal. It is a cruel mockery that be
should pose as a candidate and be com
pel ed to beg for votes when he is tbe
greatest of them all and deserved and
was entitled to the honor.
But is it tbe Blaine of old who was so
mercilessly sacrificed at Minneapolis yes
terday? For months it bad been ru
mored that bis mind bad failed and that
he was a mental wreck . His singular
conduct of the past week seems to bear
out ibis conclusion as it is hardly pas
sible that so brilliant a man could make
such a stupendous blunder. In tbe
light of recent events it Is plain that
Quay, Clarkson, Piatt and Dudley under
stood Blaine's condition and played on
his weakness. Tbe broken down man
was told that tbe country demanded him
and that a unanimous nomination await
ed aim. Backed by a too ambitious
wife, who allowed her hatred of
Mrs. Harrison to warp her
judgement, Mr. Blaine put himself in the
hands of bis aforetime enemies and a bits
ter rebuke is administered to him. His
position Is a pitiful one and the regre's
of tbe American people will follow him in
bis retirement. With all his faults tiiey
admire him for his worth. Had be stood
by his letter and refused to be made the
tool of the dishonest politicians he would
take into his retreat the good opinion of
men of all parties. He will never be
beard of again, and as he reviews the past
be will learn that honesty in the long run
is the best policy. Tbe men who placed
bim on the sacrificial altar have strutted
tbeir brief hour on tbe stage, bnt they
too will go down to well deserved obli
vion. Duplicity and treachery can ruin
Tbe mist 1 as crept np from trie fen
The cold gray mist that shrouds the earth;
The shedo v deepen In the glen;
Tbe day done the day of mirth.
The twillg it falls, and faint and low
Is heard he nitfht bird's lonely song.
That sobs a symphony of woe,
Bobs and bewails the night along.
Then, as w i sigh for vanished day
And wati h the darkness settle slow.
Through tl e dense shadows darts a ray,
A flush t is the afterglow!
The gather ng night rolls sullen back
As the pale flashes come and go.
As follows lose on evening's track
The glory of the afterglow!
So, when tl e world seems dark and drear.
And Fate no more their gifts bestow.
Perchance i. brighter day is near,
Perchanc. who knows? the afterglow!
Albert P. Terhune in Harper's liazar.
It was with real sorrow thatMyrn Ferris
bade adieu t a school that had really been
a home to he -, to teachers who had been
friends., schcolmates who had been like
sisters. The eldest Miss Lipsett went to
the depot wit h her in the cab, and on the
way lH-gan a course of advice to unpro
tected females that lasted until the depot
was reached. The main point of the advice
was to speak to nolKxlv. Of all things cal
culated to b-iii an unprotected young,
single female traveler to grief, speaking to
an unknown rsou was the most danger
'Remember," cried Miss Lfpaett from
the station p at form, and she pat her fin
ger to her lips. Away went the cars, and
Myra sat wrapped in her veil and saw t lie
familiar landscape vanish, and thought
how the girls .vould miss her and how she
would miss them, until by slow degrees
future hopes replaced past memories.
"And I am on my way to le married,"
she said to he -self; "what a queer girl I
am to have fo gotten all about it."
It was odd, but then Myra's engagement
was an odd on .
She had bee l brought up by her grand
mother, a sentimental lady of the old
school, who w us very fond of her. How
ever, her gran Uather who was afflicted
with the gout ;.nd a bad temper made his
house no home for a child, and the girl
was soon sent to school. She spent the
summer vacati ins at home, however, and
at times she met Ben Cooper, who lived on
the next place ind whose mother had been
her grandmother's schoolmate, though
Mrs. Ferris had married at sixteen and
Mrs. Cooper at forty. lien was the only
child of the naoM mature couple, the idol
of their hearts.
At first he was, of course, a big loy, al
ways ready to amuse tbe pretty little girl
next door, but I y the time Myra was six
teen, he was a young man, a very pretty
fellow, with blue eyes, curly hair and a
dimple in his -bin. And he fell in love
with Myra anil old his mother so. and his
mother told Myra's grandmother, and
Myra's grandm. ther asked Myra to confide
in her, ami the girl said, with blushes,
that she "did Id e Ben."
Then the eldei ly ladies resolved to make
the young people happy, nnd they were en
gaged to each ot lier, and Ben set to work
to make his fortune and Myra went back
In the course f making his fortune Ben
was obliged to g to California, and there
he had now remained five years, aud Myra
had been kept at School perfecting herself
in many accomplishments until she was
onc-niid twenty. And now the poor old
grandfather, no longer driven mad by his
aches and pains, lay at rest in his grave,
and w hen Myra reached home the wedding
day would be se , and Ben would go into
business for him elf near his old home.
They had wri ten constantly; she had
always thought .f him fondly, lie wrote
that he would be the hap pi cat man alive
when once he hel ! her hand in his "fJTrlT
"I shall be very happy, I know," Myra
said to herself, ", ml 1 suppose all the talk
in plays and no els must be exaggerated,
that in real life p 'ople never go wild aliout
each other, but jt st feel nicely, as I do to
She had come o this conclusion, w hen
the word "jtuictii n" reached her ears. She
was to change a Croydon junction, and
springing to her eet she ran to the door
and was helped te the platform by an ener
getic brakeman. A moment after she rec
ognized the fact l tat she hail made a mis
take. This was n t the place at which she
should have aligh ed. She must return to
her car. But sometimes at the junctions
cars do very errat.c things.
While Myra hao been gazing about her
and realizing the fact that at Croydon
Junction there wis a grocery and not a
hotel at the corner of the one long street,
that the station waa on the other side, and
that the church there visible had a steeple,
whereas the one in sight had a tower, her
car had glided awt y and another taken its
place. It was a Xew York train from
which people had i lighted to take lunch
eon, and as it flew upon its way without
making pause, Myra soon began to feel
uneasy. She want id to ask questions, but
the awful warning to be silent prevented
her from speaking to her neighbors. In
vain she called to tl e conductor as he went
by; he would not stop.
"Can I be of any service?" asked a mas
culine voice at her -lbow. But Myra only
shook ber head, ant. at last, with the word
"tickets!" the cond ictor really paused be
side her seat.
"I gave you my ticket," she said. "I
have to buy anothei at the junction. I'm
going to Chicago.
The conductor stared at her in silence,
then shook his head
"This is the New York express," he said.
"How did you come here?"
"Well," he said, 'all that you can do
now is to go on am take the Chicago ex
press from New York. This trip won't cost
you much. We'll be in the city within two
hours." He wrote something on a ticket
and handed it to ber
Myra put her han 1 in her pocket. Her
purse waa gone.
"Oh," sarely I cinst have dropped it
here," she cried. SI e searched about; so
did her neighbors; i o did the conductor.
Finally the conducto walked away.
Big tears began U pour down Myra's
cheeks. She was ter ified beyond expres
sion. "I beg your pardon " said the gentleman
beside ber, "but I see how terribly alarmed
you are. There is no reason. I will see that
everything is right. You shall get safely to
Chicago, I give you ciy word for that; I'll
take care of you."
For a moment Myr . reflected; then she
turned and looked at the gentleman. He
was a handsome, br wn bearded young
man, with nice eyes, jroad shoulders ana
that protecting air th it women love. De
spite all the warnings that bad been given
her, she could not feel afraid of him. Be
sides, what could Kb I do, penniless and
alone, on her way to a ;reat city where she
bad never been before'
"Yon are so kind, sii ." .he said. "I feel
like a little belpleaa child. 1 have never
traveled before, and do not know what to
do in emergencies like this."
'"Found your pocketbook?" the conductor
asked at this moment.
Myra saw her neighbor hand him some
money and receive a ticket, which he stuck
in the back of the seat before her.
"I am already under pecuniary obliga
tions to you, sir," she said. "My friends,
who will be very grateful to yon, will, of
course, not allow me to remain so. Will
you kindly give me your card that 1 may
know where to"
"All in good time," the gentleman inter
rupted. "Now try to forget youranxiety."
Myra made an effort to do so. She wiped
her eyes, removed her tear soaked veil and
soon looked herself again. Meanwhile
her ueighbor talked on gayly, pointed out
the interesting places on the road, amused
her in a thousand ways. New York was
reached before she dreamed that they were
there. And now what was to happen?
What happened was this:
Her escort left her in the waiting room
for a moment, and returning placed a
ticket in her hands.
"Express to Chicago," he said; "but the
Chicago express does not leave for several
hours and we must have some dinner. 1
know a nice little restaurant hard by; we
will go there."
Poor Myra! All that she could do was to
repeat her thanks and think what grand
mamma aud the Misses Lipsett would say
if they knew she had not only talked to a
stranger, but was under obligations to him
and waa going to dine with him. And,
moreover, since of course the gentleman
would tie repaid the money he had so
kindly spent fan her behalf, she really quite
enjoyed the adventure.
"There must lie something gypsylike
about me," she thought, "in spiteof all ray
good bringing up, to feel this way."
But she could not help being delighted
with her afternoon. Such a nice little din
ner; such a nice little walk afterward.
Then tea in the loveliest place Myra had
ever seen, and then off and away to the de
pot again. She felt as though she had
known her companion forever.
"You will take this young lady to her
sleeping compartment," the gentleman
said to a porter, "and see that she has all
she wants." There was a gleam of silver
between his glove and the black hand so
readily outstretched. "Now, good by," he
said, "and thank you for the mast pleas
ant experience 1 have ever had." He put
a parcel into her hands as he spoke.
"Oh, I have enjoyed it very much my
self," said Myra; "but the pecuniary ob
ligation. Kindly give me your card my
family will" The car began to move.
"Take care, sir," cried the porter. The
gentleman stepped briskly out of the way of
an approaching engine, only just in time.
Her momentary fright over, Myra saw him
waving his handkerchief in the distance.
Here was a situation! But what could
Myra do but go to her place, where later
she opened the dainty white parcel aud
found. n novel by the author she best loved
and a package of the most delightful con
How oddly she felt half happy, half
frightened; how her heart was beating!
How words this stranger had Ottered,
glances that he had given, returned to her
memory! What did it all mean?
After she had tried to read awhile she
tucked herself Under the snowy linen of
her bed. The soft, pink edged blanket
wrapped her snugly, the car moved easily,
but she could not sleep.
Suddenly in the night she sat up. covered
her face with her bauds and began to sob
"I am In love with him," she said, "and
I shall never see him again, ami 1 am go
ing home to marry Ban Cooper, whom I
only like a little. Oh, what shall I do?"
Oh. how she cried! But it was only nat
ural, her grandmother thought, that she
should wear a tear stained face after such
frightful adventures. There had been the
wildest excitement over her nonappear
ance, anil Ben having gone away on bu-i
aess, "something about property," .Mrs.
Ferris said. "I had not his assistance in
making inquiries. What my feelings were
you will never know."
Poor Myra had enough to do to think of
her own feelings.
Ben's absence, however, she was thank
tor, for now that she knew what love was,
she could uever, never marry a man she
Bo; h ladies worried over the pecuniary ob
ligation, and the crowning touch was given
to Myra's mortification when, in shaking
out her traveling dress, she found her
pocketbook, with all its contents Bare be
tween the stuff and the lining. There was
neither rip nor hole, but a piece of the
drapery had been so placed that Myra had,
in a moment of abstraction, thrust the
pocketbook under it, and the mysterious
"something" which bad now and then
struck her ankle was at last discovered.
Oh, it was dreadful! and yet, but for the
supposed loss that happy afternoon would
never have been. Poor Myra! she was
very sorry for herself, sorry for Ben, when
in the course of a week she heard that he
was at home.
"They will be here to tea," Mrs. Ferris
said, and Myra wished that the floor would
open and swallow her. Still her resolution
was unchanged, and when at last she had
dressed herself up in her pink cashmere,
trimmed with white lace; pinned a rose
bud in her hair and was fairly on her way
to the parlor she resolved that Ben should
not for a moment be deceived. Gravely
she entered the room, her cheeks pale, her
eyes cast down. Some one rushed forward
to greet her two hands caught hers. She
looked up. Before her stood the stranger
who had won her heart.
"You did not know me, Myra," he cried,
"but I knew you at once. It was very
hard to send you home alone, but the law
yers needed me and I conld not go with
you. Can you forgive me my foolish
Aud Myra was, as you may imagine,
only too happy to forgive. Mary Kyle
Dallas in Chicago Times.
Money in the Museum Business.
A Biddeford (Me.) man some time ago
started to travel with a circus as a vendor
of candy and peanuts. In Altoona, Pa.,
the show got into financial difficuties and
disbanded. The Maine man, not at all dis
couraged, bought the stuffed snake and
trained bear and hired the fat woman. He
found an empty store, hired it, put his
three curiosities on exhibition and started
in as proprietor of a museum. The first
week he cleared $300. Now he is the pro
prietor of a good dime museum, runs a
stage show giving two performances daily,
has crowded houses and big profits. Ex
There are no fewer than ten Bardsleys
in the church, all of the same stock. There
are other families with an equally clerical
bent; most of the Claugbtons, Coplestons,
Brownes, Bickersteths and Wordsworths
go into the church, and not a few Wilber
forces, Elliotts and Philpotts. Bishops
have such splendid opportunities of ad
vancing their sons that they naturally
bring them up to tbeir own profession.
Set Him Right.
Geo. Augustus Sala, tbe well known
English writer, on his lsst Australian trip
wrote as follows to The London Daily
"I eip ciallybave a pleasant remember
ance ot the ship's doctor a very ex
perienced maritime medico indeed, who
tended me most kindly during a horrible
spell of bronchitis and spssmcdic asthma
provoked by the sea fog which had
swooped down on us just after we left
San Francisco. But the doc or's pres
criptions and the increasing warmth of
the temperature as we neared the Tropics
and, in particular, a coupl 3 of Allcock's
P rous Piasters clapped on one on the
chi st and another between the shoulder
blades soon set me right "
Bleep on Left Side.
Many persons are unable to sleep on
tbeir left ei:!e. The cause has long been
a puzzle to physicians. Metropolitan
papers speak with great interest of Dr.
Franklin Miles, the eminent Indiana
specialist in nervous and heart diseases,
who hss proven that this habit arises
from a diseased heart. He has examined
and kept on record thousands of cases.
His New Heart Cure, a wonderful remedy,
is sold at Hartz& Bahnsen's. Thousands
testify to its value as a cure for heart
diseases Mrs. Chas. Benoy, Loveland,
Colo. , says Its effects on ter were marvel
ous. Elegant book on heart diseases free.
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the nirsch
berg's diamond and uon-chaEgeable spec
"I sm using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and bis glasses
are simply unequalled In my experience.
G. G. Vest "
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Are you troubled wi'h any skin disor
der? Hot Spring Skic Salve is al. thit
the name implies. The salts from the
evaporated waters are em odied in the
composition, and it should be used wher
evtr a salve or ointment is necessary.
For sale by all druggists. H&rtz & Bahn
sen, wholesale agents.
Good evening! Have you used Ah!
there is no need of my saying anything
further, I am sure you will hereafter use
nothing but the famous Blush of Rosesfor
your complexion . Yours with best wishes.
Flora A. Jones. South Bend. Ind.
P. S. Call this eve please al T. H.
Thonas' and learn the particulars.
Pitcher dasi jr..
A new ami complete Treatment, existing of
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reditary piles, Keniaie Weakness and rrany other
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rendering an operation wiih the knife unn.cess
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A series of Six 0 lircrts will he pVen by
I'ROF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
20 PIECES 20
The first Concert will be given
Thursday Evening, June 9.
at 8 o'clock.
Admission 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
Take Elm street electric cars direct to grounds.
E. OTTO. Mantger.
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
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THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKE GT
Trie Great Iowa Summer Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Descriptive
Pamphlets and all information, address
Genl Ticket and Passenger Agent.
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road In North western Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota and Central Dakota,
where drought and crop failures are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land yet unsold.
Local Excursion rates given. For full informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of fare, address
(Jen'l Ticket and Passenger Agent.
AU of the Passenger Trains on aH Divisions of
this Railway are heated by steam from tne
engine, and the Main Line Day Passenger Train:
are lighted with the Electric Light.
Mans, Time Tables, Through Rates and all In
formation furnished on application to Agents.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points in the Union, and by its Agents, to aE
parts of the United States and Canada.
HP" For announcements of Excursion Rates,
and local matters of Interest, please reier to the
local columns of tills paper.
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Itttt and 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Foorth averse.
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Will he located on Fifth avenue and
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One block north of Central Park, the largest
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and Sevectn Avenue,
A11 kinds of carpenter work a ipeeialtv.
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